Labor’s Brendan O'Connor said fewer people are seeking work.
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Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
Is handing out cash the solution? To what problem?
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The claim: Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. The reality: Productivity will grow, but not idle or leisure time.
The 200 men of the Jarrow crusade on their march to London in 1936.
Why the 200 men who marched from the north-east to London in October 1936 must not be forgotten.
South Africa’s economy will be hit hard if universities can’t finish the year.
Economic models suggest that South Africa's GDP would fall, inequality would deepen and unemployment would rise if university graduates don't enter the labour market in 2017.
Getting a job as a young person can be like a game of snakes and ladders.
Youth unemployment is a problem of demand. Cutting welfare payments merely punishes those young people who are most vulnerable to poverty.
Fighting poverty needs to be about more than just getting people into work.
If the government is going to get people out of poverty, it needs to focus less on getting people into work and more on where business is growing.
Employment growth remains flat, despite hopes for improvement.
The Australian economy continues to deliver mixed, but on the whole positive, signals.
In 2015, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 spent at least a year out of employment, education or training.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
Unemployed graduates are among those demanding political change in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's students and graduates are angry. They have every reason to be. The country's finances are badly managed and its economy is in crisis.
Guy Debelle is preparing to become Deputy Governor of the RBA.
All in all this was a fairly positive week for global economies.
Robot workforce at the ready.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
Luvo Manyonga after winning the silver medal in the men’s long jump at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012. But care needs to be taken in how this narrative is framed.
Kenya’s existing school system isn’t producing the sorts of working people the country needs.
Kenya has realised that its school-leavers aren't ready for the world of work. An ambitious plan aims to change this.
New jobs, such as big data doctor, might be just around the corner.
Automation is likely to destroy many jobs, but create new ones in their stead. We must adapt to what those new jobs will be.
The rise of care is the biggest economic story of our time – but one rarely celebrated.
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Often the same centres in need of more care workers are those with high local unemployment.
A national minimum wage can address South Africa’s inequality.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
How has working life changed?
Wages are stagnating and women have not benefited nearly as much as men from earlier wage increases. And what if small business isn't the powerhouse we've been led to believe? What recent HILDA data has to tell us about gender, income and work.
Youth in Tunisia where protests broke out in January.
Five years ago, young people in the Middle East and North Africa led a major uprising with hopes for a better life. A University of Texas labor market expert explains why little has changed.
A lack of differences in major policy areas such as agriculture and trade means local project funding – for roads, boat ramps and the like – reinforces the adage ‘all politics is local’.
On the big national policies affecting non-metropolitan Australia, such as agriculture and trade, the major party differences are minor. That's why the election focus turns to local projects.
What’s on offer on issues that disproportionately affect women? Some minor tweaks that are useful but not change-making.
By continuing to see policies that affect women in economic rather than social terms, both major parties are offering little in the way of improved gender equity.